Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett | Book Review

I picked up Checkout 19 purely because of its cover, it reminded me of Cleopatra and Frankenstein, by Coco Mellors, a book I absolutely loved, so I felt instantly drawn to it and I’m glad I did. The story is essentially a relationship between a young woman and (European) literature. It’s a coming of age…

Audiobooks and the psychology of listening

Listening to audibooks can be such a sensory experience, almost like being in a theatre where the stage is your imagination. I’ve noticed that newer audiobooks are performed and not simply read, and its such a pleasurable experience that you really don’t want distractions. Active listening in our lives helps us be more respectful, gain more knowledge and understanding as well as build better relationships. I think all these principles can also be applied to being better readers.

A DNF* and some reasons why white feminism is not the one

Don’t use woman of colour to further your cause, to make points in your arguments, to sell your books if you don’t truly care about the plight of women around the world. I’m afraid many white feminists do not understand the nature of intersectionality because it is of no interest to them. Just like at its inception in the UK, it is only about the needs of a few and the rest of us must make do with what they t